It seemed that Charlie Russell could draw or paint anything. Wherever he went, his pencils and paints went with him-sometimes stuffed inside his socks. His cowboy friends recognized their faces in his pictures, which he dashed off on scraps of paper, bits of wood, and the linings of hats. This habit of sketching life on the Montana range earned Charlie the nickname "The Cowboy Artist," and he became famous throughout the world.
But as good a friend as he was an artist, fame wasn't important to Charlie. In fact, notoriety was nowhere near as precious as the life he lived and the people loved. In this book, you'll read about the one-and-only Charlie Russell and how he lived his dream and honored the Old West through his renowned art.